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Cardinal Otunga stage successful defence of schools’ title in Kisii games

Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho and Kisii School were unstoppable in the 2018 Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) Term Two Games Friday as they successfully defended their respective sub-county titles.

Cardinal Otunga beat all their three opponents in a round robin format to win the Kitutu Central sub-county soccer U19 title while Kisii School reigned supreme in Kisii Central Sub-county championships to retain the Under-16 crown.

Enroute to being crowned Kitutu Central soccer U19 champions, Cardinal were outstanding particularly in defence as they never conceded any goal, starting with a barren draw against Nyatieko Secondary.

They then edged out Iranda Secondary 1-0 with the goal scored by Patrick Shiala to put their title hopes alive and against Matieko Secondary; they were ruthless, hammering them 5-0 to lift the trophy. Stephen Sinda netted a hat trick with Shadrack Nyantonga and Hesborn Machuki also on the score sheet for the comprehensive results.

Lifting the Sub-county trophy was a big excitement for coach Obed Ndege who vowed to guide his school through to county championships, regional, national and all the way to East Africa Secondary School Games.

“The boys are so excited (winning Kitutu Central Soccer U19 title). They have been training hard waiting for each game and taking every opponent as it comes. We want to go all the way to East Africa because we believe we have what it takes,” Cardinal Otunga football coach Obed Ndege told Wikendi Sport.

Birongo Girls outwitted hosts Kereri Girls to win Kisii Central Sub-county girls netball title while favourite Kisii School won rugby sevens title in the same Kisii Central Sub-county while Cardinal Otunga cruised through to county championship without a sweat as they had no opponent in the Kitutu Central Sub-county championship with coach Edwin Sokoine saying, “Our Sub-county has no competitor, so we are training for county games.”

They beat Nyatieko Secondary who also made it to the finals by beating last year’s runner’s up Nyagoto Secondary 11-10 in another mouthwatering semi-final clash.

In the meantime, Kereri Girls and hosts Kisii School successfully defended their hockey titles in both girls and boys after hitting unassailable points. Kereri won all their matches by garnering six points out six possible points while Kisii School collected seven points from three matches in a round robin format.

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